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How to Apply 3 Tips of English,Without Using a Volleyball - December 2008

How to Apply 3 Tips of English,Without Using a Volleyball - December 2008
I got a call last month from a player who stated, "Nobody can put 3 tips of English on a cue ball and if you think you can you must be out of your mind." He suggested that maybe if he used a volleyball he could do it, but not on a cue ball. After promptly returning his call, I got to thinking about how many other players may not really know how to effectively measure applying 1, 2, and 3 tips of English on a cue ball, respectively. Therefore, while this may start out a bit too basic for some of you; teaching how to measure applying 1, 2, and 3 tips of English on a cue ball, I promise I will add a more advanced section that shows you how to turn that drill into a great kicking system right out of Volume 1, Book and DVD, from the Pro Skill Drills series.

DRILL 1
Starting Definitions: The diamonds that are numbered 1-10 on the bottom long rail of the table, from left to right and up the bottom the bottom rail, are referred to as DP, meaning: Diamond Points. 
The diamonds numbered 1-11 at across the table are referred to as the DCP, meaning: Diamond Contact Points, 
The 1 ball in this diagram is located at the TDP, meaning: Target Diamond Point. 
The cue balls have a number on them. This means the number of TIPS of English to use. 

Place the cue ball in front of Diamond Point 0, from 6 inches to 3 diamonds out from the side rail.
Place an object ball on the rail at Diamond Points 1, 2, & 3, as shown.
Shoot, with 1-Tip of Right English, directly across into Diamond Contact Point 0 to hit the 1 ball.
Shoot, with 2-Tips of Right English, directly across into Diamond Contact Point 0 to hit the 2 ball.
Shoot, with 3-Tips of Right English, directly across into Diamond Contact Point 0 to hit the 3 ball.


DRILL 2
Starting Definitions: The diamonds that are numbered 1-10 on the bottom long rail of the table, from left to right and up the bottom the bottom rail, are referred to as DP, meaning: Diamond Points. 
The diamonds numbered 1-11 at across the table are referred to as the DCP, meaning: Diamond Contact Points, 
The 1 ball in this diagram is located at the TDP, meaning: Target Diamond Point. 
The cue balls have a number on them. This means the number of TIPS of English to use.

Place the cue ball in front of (DP) 0, about 4 inches or more off the rail as shown above (the added cue balls on the ball path in the diagram indicate optional points to shoot the cue ball from).
Next, place the 1 ball on the rail at TDP number 4, as shown above.
Hit 3-Tips Right of Center, into DCP 1, to hit the 1 ball at TDP 4, or
Hit 2-Tips Right of Center, into DCP 2, to hit the 1 ball on TDP 4, or
Hit 1-Tip Right of Center, into DCP 3 to hit the 1 ball on TDP 4, or
Hit 0-Tips Right of Center, into DCP 4 to hit the 1 ball on TDP 4.
Do the math! At DP0 using 3 Tips + DCP1 (the Cue Ball Path) = TDP 4 (the Target object ball)


THE SECRET FORMULA:
A. Whatever diamond the cue ball is on, that DP and the DCP directly across become the new 0 points to begin adding the TIPS plus DCP spaces to hit the TDP. 
B. Start by counting the number of DP's from DP-0 to the TDP (the object ball to kick at).
C. Next, add 0, 1, 2, or 3 (Cue TIPS of English) plus a DCP number until it equals A, the TDP spaces to hit total (see the diagram below: The TDP diamond number value is 4).
Note: The TIP number, plus the DCP number must equal the TDP spaces number. Count how 3+1, 2+2, 1+3 or 0+4 all equal reaching the TDP space number 4).






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